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Happiness, A Message for New Year's Eve

As a child I always wanted people to be happy. I remember wishing that for my family members, for friends later on in life, even people who I did not get along with. I simply wanted everyone to be happy, to smile, to find some sort of peace in their life. Now that I am older I know there's a difference between truly being happy and chasing happiness.

There are moments in our lives that make us happy. They make us smile and make us appreciate the beauty of our world a little more. But there's a difference between that and true, utterly pure, happiness. This year has been full of twists and turns. It has made us let go of things we never wanted to. Relationships that we thought we perfect, possessions that we truly needed, the job that we worked our ass off for, and then there was us. Our emotional states have been tested, we've learned things about ourselves that maybe we didn't even know existed, or maybe we didn't want them to. This year has been full of blunt honesty. This year has literally washed and hung all of our bullshit out in the open.

But why? What does all of that mean? What's the reason behind it? What's the purpose? We've asked those questions and it all comes down to one simple answer. So that we may be knocked flat out on our asses, dust ourselves off, and build ourselves a sanctuary where we know every corner. So that we, perhaps for the first time in our lives, can experience peace. We can learn how to experience and understand happiness and how to hold onto those emotions, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

I wish you all a Happy New Year's Eve and day filled with joy, happiness, peace, and love.

Learning to love who you are inside and out is a constant process, but it's one of the best gifts you can give yourself.